Use your butt to identify yourself

Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo

To prevent car theft new technology relies on people’s rear end to verify that they are authorized to drive the car. With 98% reliability this security device with 360 biometric sensors is being developed by a team of Japanese engineers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo. It should reach the market in […] Read more »

Networking opportunity during flights

Since differentiation is a critical success factor, KLM introduces a new service: “Recognizing that its passengers’ experiences can be greatly influenced by those sitting next to them, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced “Meet & Seat,” a service that allows passengers to choose seatmates based on their social media profiles.”, as explained in Autopia. This is […] Read more »

New test to predict heart attacks in advance

  Major medical breakthrough: “The ability to diagnose an imminent heart attack has long been considered the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine,” study researcher Eric Topol from the Scripps Research Institute says in a release. Scientists have identified a marker that could apparently be used to predict circulatory problems. A commercial test could be available within 2 […] Read more »

Kissing over the internet

If hugging with a roid is not enough try kissing over the internet. With the Kiss Transmission Device, a new invention, people can now kiss remotely and enjoy the sensations. Amongst the proposed applications proposed by the inventors is the possibility to remotely kiss  a star who would have recorded the experience in a computer […] Read more »

New technology to give yourself a hug

  The ultimate do-it-yourself device: thanks to Sense Roid you can hug and cuddle as much as you want. It is a wired torso-shaped device that you can hug and that hugs you back. And it does not argue or talk back… As explained in Physorg.com “the “Sense-Roid” looks like a tailor’s mannequin with silicon skin and […] Read more »

A new book that puts things into perspective

I recommend Brian Solis’ latest book “The End of Business as Usual” because it points out some of the key changes that decision-makers need to deal with. Ignoring them is simply suicidal. Brian analyzes the evolution of consumers’ behavior and how technology is changing the rules of the game. He goes one step further by […] Read more »

Can one really do it faster in the real world with better preparation?

One reader of “Winning Opportunities, proven tools for converting your projects into success (without a business plan)” sent the following message with a challenging question. As it may be of interest for other readers I am sharing the exchange below: On 08/12/11 4:53 AM, Dikran Antreasyan wrote: ——————– I just read your excellent book and […] Read more »

Mice as a foolproof system to detect explosives and drugs

With the right know-how low-tech mice can be trained to sniff out terrorists or drug dealers. Israeli  Bioexplorers has developed this unique way to detect explosives and drugs. Once again low-tech. sometimes combined with high-tech, can be a huge source of opportunities. For more details read the article in Israel21c Hide Sites Read more »